Steve Bruce Thanks Hughton For The Tyne Wear Derby Today

Steve Bruce has again praised Newcastle manager Chris Hughton today, and says that but for Chris’ exploits last season in the Championship, there wouldn’t be a Tyne Wear derby game this afternoon.

Steve Bruce – Chis is genuine and honest

This is what Steve Bruce said about Chris today:

“In my opinion, without Chris, Newcastle could have been in danger of falling.” “Chris is genuine, honest, as good as you could get. He’s a football person and all this talk about him saddens me. If he had a foreign sounding name we’d be singing his name from the rooftops.”

“Newcastle could quite easily have been a Leeds or a Middlesbrough but Chris handled himself terrifically last season.” “It’s very difficult for a big club with big expectations to go straight back up from the Championship. It’s not easy. But Chris did it and he’s steadied the ship. He’s shown dignity and you have to give him credit.’’

Well he’s right about that because we well remember those football experts in the summer of 2009 telling, whoever would listen, that we would be relegated to League One last season.

It’s strange, but we never heard from those guys again, until they started up again a couple of weeks back saying Chris Hughton should be fired.

Chris decided to rest his first team against Arsenal on Wednesday night, and we were well beaten in the end 4-0 by Arsenal, but if we can get 3 points today, and take some benefit from resting our top players last week, it will have been worth it.

But it’s now up to the players to deliver for both their manager and their devoted fans this afternoon, which they have not done too often at home this season.

Time for a change – obviously.

4 comments so far

  • Thump

    Oct 31, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Mind games. False sense of security etc

  • dave 1961

    Oct 31, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    why does Chris think our players always need a rest they play one game a week while the top teams play Europe & the cup, we should always play the strongest team we can, yes injury’s do happen but that’s part of the game, Chris needs to stop his fannying about and just go out to win, with his strongest, most exciting team he can play.

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 31, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    1. Ref
    2. Injuries
    3. clocks going back

    Bruce making his list of excuses he usually gives

  • moonraker

    Oct 31, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #4

    dave 1961

    Spot on mate we get more injuries in training anyway!!


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